Victoria Beckham NY fashion show commemorates 9/11

The 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks cast a pall over New York Fashion Week on Sunday


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Former football star David Beckham attend the Victoria Beckham Spring Summer 2017 show at New York Fashion Week in New York, on September 11, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK: The 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks cast a pall over New York Fashion Week on Sunday, where Victoria Beckham's event paused twice to commemorate the fallen Twin Towers.

The designer's football legend husband David Beckham, and their eldest son Brooklyn stood up alongside Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour to observe the second of two moments of silence, an AFP reporter said.

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They were the only people standing shortly before the catwalk show got underway at Capriani on Wall Street after the doors opened at 9:30 am.

Moments of silence were observed at 9:59 am, the time when the World Trade Center's South Tower collapsed, and at 10:28 am when the North Tower gave way.

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A short walk from the Beckham event, a moving remembrance service was underway at the 9/11 Memorial where relatives read out the names of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the Al-Qaeda attacks.

The service observed six moments of silence to mark the time when each of the four planes crashed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, and when each of the Twin Towers collapsed.

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